Two days after a massive wildfire destroyed homes and homes damaged in the northeastern U.S., firefighters are battling to bring the flames under control.
As of Wednesday afternoon, more than 2,000 firefighters were battling the blaze in central Wyoming, including firefighters from as far away as New York City, Oklahoma City, San Diego and Seattle.
The fire also destroyed several homes in Lake County, Oregon, which includes Bend, Washington.
The fire burned more than 100 square miles in the sparsely populated region, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
At least one house has been lost, and at least seven others have been destroyed.
One of the main threats facing firefighters is a threat to homes due to the smoke and flames from the blaze, said David Dutton, a National Weather Service meteorologist.
“The smoke is very, very strong,” Dutton said.
“And it is also getting worse and worse and more dangerous.”
Firefighters also will be dealing with a high rate of waterlogged vehicles in the region.
The lake in Lake Oahe, Oregon is now home to more than 10,000 residents.
A huge fire burning in Lakewood, Washington, last week, left at least two people dead and destroyed about two-thirds of a house.
Lakewood residents were not in a position to evacuate due to high water pressure, according a report in The Associated Press.
Officials with the Oregon Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said the fire could potentially affect about 100,000 people.
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Forest Service, which monitors the state’s forests, said in a tweet that the fire was burning in a remote area, and not directly on private land.
The Forest Service did not immediately return NBC News’ requests for comment.